Case Study – IDRF – Food and NFI Support – Asma Bibi

Purpose of Case Studies 


Case studies are an excellent tool used in the monitoring and evaluation of a project. IDRF requires a minimum of two case study submissions per reporting period to highlight some of the unique experiences and stories of IDRF’s project beneficiaries.  A case study is more than a simple reiteration of the services a beneficiary received under a specific project. A case study should tell a unique story of a beneficiary and should demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of a project in addressing specific challenges outlined in the project agreement. A case study should explain the short and long-term benefits a beneficiary received as a participant of an IDRF project. Overall, case studies involve looking at one experience in-depth and showing how this experience relates to the broader picture. 


When structured, developed, and written correctly, a case study should engage the reader by clearly describing the situational context and the challenge(s) faced by a particular beneficiary. It highlights the importance of the current project and why there is a need for such programming. When shared through social media, case studies are extremely useful in raising awareness about specific global issues and encourage the reader to act and learn more about a project.


Developing Case Studies 


There are many ways to develop and structure a case study. For this project, a case study should be framed as a story having three main components: (1) a main character; in this case, the main character would be a project beneficiary, (2) a problem; this should include a description of the challenge(s) experienced by that beneficiary, and lastly (3) a solution; the solution should be a description of how that beneficiary’s participation in this project improved or mitigated the identified challenges.


Case Study Framework  


As previously stated, the purpose of a case study is to inform, engage and mobilize the reader to take action, learn more and remain engaged in the project and the work of the organizations involved. The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for all case study submissions ensuring consistency and compliance with IDRF reporting requirements. 


Please note: Case study submissions are required at all scheduled reporting periods outlined on the payment and reporting schedule of the project agreement. Each case study should be accompanied by a minimum of two high-resolution, full-length JPEG photo attachments. Please DO NOT copy and paste pictures into this template as this affects the quality of the photos. Please complete the following framework by providing a minimum of two case studies per reporting period.



Project Title

“Food and NFI Support for the Rohingya and Host population in Bangladesh”.




Ukhiya Upazila, Cox’s Bazar District, Chittagong Division 



Project Beneficiary 

Indicate the [name] and [age] of the beneficiary featured in this case study. 

Asma Banu (Female), age 20 years

Challenges experienced by beneficiary 

Describe the unique challenges faced by the beneficiary specific to the project sector. [Please include this information in point form]


       Her shelter was burnt and with all the necessary furniture and clothing’s for living 

       Do not have any bathroom and kitchen facilities 

       lack of cloths to wear and NFI support

       Insufficient food 

Project impact

Describe the how this project improved or mitigated the challenges identified by the beneficiary. Please describe the short-term and long-term benefits of this project. [Please include this information in point form]


       Improved living condition 

       Somewhat reduced her efforts to manage clothes from other sources

       mitigated the need of cloths 

Completed Case Study (minimum of 2 paragraphs)

Insert the completed full-length case study. 

The spring is knocking at the door and the summer sunshine is peeping with vibrance. But those colors can’t shade the life of Asma Bibi, a Rohingya refugee living in camp 16. All she can remember is black smoke sweeping all over and she is running by holding her two children tight for saving their lives wondering “what worse is waiting for us after the Myanmar anguish”.  9 January 2020, a massive fire broke out around 4:40 PM in Balukhali Rohingya camp. 600 houses (300 completely and 300 partially), eight host community houses, approximately 160 WASH facilities, and some learning centers were ravaged by the fire, leaving more than 5,000 people homeless.  Asma Bibi, a mother of two children has seen the cruelest form of life, escaping from the invisible misfortune.  In 2017 she fled with her family from Myanmar to secure their lives from the atrocity of Burmese Army but the life is haunting her back since then. Her hope has been burnt with the few savings she had in her house. 

In the shivering cold of January, they spent the nights under the open sky even their warm cloths were burnt including all necessary furniture. They spent days wearing single or couple dresses and without enough food and necessary equipment for cooking. Asma Bibi’s life have shown much sufferings but those nights were blurred with uncertainty and distress, amid of those ups and downs they were entirely empty handed again, like 2017, the time when they fled to Bangladesh. Asma Bibi said “I don’t want anything for myself I just want to give my sons some food to eat and cloths to wear” 

The shelters were rebuilt and others necessary NFI were provided by different organisations. But the need of cloths was not address. Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha with the help of IDRF has distributed cloths to reduce the struggle of the refugee like Asma Banu. She said, “I don’t know what would happen without the help of this Organization, now at least It can bring back the smile of my children”. 

Beneficiary Quotation #1

Include a direct quotation from the beneficiary describing the unique challenges experienced by the beneficiary.


“what worse is waiting for us after the Myanmar anguish”

“I don’t want anything for myself I just want to give my sons some food to eat and cloths to wear”

Beneficiary Quotation #2

Include a direct quotation from the beneficiary describing the positive impact of the project in relation to the challenges described above. 


“I don’t know what would happen without the help of this Organization, Now at least It can bring back the smile of my children” 


Provide a brief description of the case study pictures provided. Please ensure each case study is accompanied by a minimum of two pictures featuring the beneficiary participating in the project activities. 

The pictures were taken during distribution. Pictures are attached as Annex-6